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Wexner Center for the Arts

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Address: 1871 N High St, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1393
Phone Number: 614-292-3535
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Performing arts center features films, art and other activities throughout...

Performing arts center features films, art and other activities throughout the year.

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A gem for viewing contemporary art

Visiting the Wexner's contemporary art exhibits is like experiencing little jewels in a box. Precious works in a modern venue - quite a world-class space to be located in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
ChoosyGourmand
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New Albany, Ohio
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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Wexner Center, on the O.S.U. campus, has had provocative and often cutting edge exhibits almost every time I have visited. The current Martin Wong retrospective is no exception. One time I visited, sculptor Maya Lin was refurbishing her sculpture which lies to the side of the entrance plaza. The After Picasso exhibit in 2015 was outstanding. There are excellent... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The Wexler was top on my list of places to visit while in Columbus, combining contemporary art and architecture. Lucky for us, the Sunday my boyfriend and I visited was Free-Admission Sunday. The galleries are wonderfully lit with a lot of natural light from Peter Eisenman's design. The play with perspective and narrow elongated entrances/hallways create great interplays of light... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We recently went to see the exhibit Junk Dada here. It is a fascinating exhibit of African-American "found" art, in the style of Marcel Duchamp. The exhibit was well-lit and the accompanying video explanatory. We love the Wexner and have been going there for years. There are special student and senior rates. Also, it is free for everyone the first... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

OSU has some wonderful buildings on a well thought out campus but the Waxner Art Building is not one of them. Architectural conceit, foolosh grids flying about and a maintenance nightmare. Too bad the architect was so self centered. He would have done vastly better to stick with the spirit of the campus rather than using a silly brick broken... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a really cool venue for performing arts. The art exhibits and films at the Wexner are also usually very good and interesting.

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New Albany, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Visiting the Wexner's contemporary art exhibits is like experiencing little jewels in a box. Precious works in a modern venue - quite a world-class space to be located in a university. I often come across a delightful surprise - as I did when I first saw Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog in the top gallery. The recent selection of art from... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Columbus in general is full of amazing things to do, eat, and see and the Wexner is no exception. Wonderful setting, great natural light and a knowledgable and pleasant staff. Will be back each time we visit!! World class art!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit here on a Thursday night while on a business trip, and Thursday nights are free! Large parking deck next door made parking pretty easy once I figured out where it was located. Wonderful little cafeteria where I had a nice pita sandwich and a glass of wine for dinner. The exhibit was Mr. Wexner's... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Want to see a world class exhibit without the expense and hassle often found at larger city art museums? Around for the holidays or passing through our fare city? Looking for something to do other than shop? Check out the "Transfigurations" exhibit at the Wexner Center before it ends December 31st. The exhibit is world class without the pomp and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is not your traditional art museum. But that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting. Art can broaden and enhance your views, so I suggest visiting the "Transfigurations" exhibit and leave expectations at home. I can be slow to warm to modern art, but I found the progression of Picasso's work presented here helpful in appreciating this more challenging genre.... More 

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